A330 900 Neo

Fly Delta One To Europe (And Back!) For 98,000 SkyMiles

Delta pretty frequently publishes flash sales on award tickets. More often than not these are for domestic and/or economy tickets, but at the moment they have an excellent sale for travel to Europe in business class. With this promotion you can fly roundtrip…

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Filed Under: Award Sweet Spots, Awards
Delta 737 First Class – 1

Delta Letting You Pay To Secure Status For 2020

The end of the year is quickly approaching, which means that many of us are looking at our frequent flyer accounts and trying to figure out how to squeeze a few extra miles out of our travels so we can qualify (or requalify) for status. Towards the end…

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Filed Under: Delta, Reward Programs
A330 900 Neo

New $59 Annual Delta SkyMiles Select Program

Delta has just rolled out an interesting new program, called SkyMiles Select. This is a $59 bundle of travel benefits for SkyMiles members that's described as having a $100 value. The benefits are all valid for a year, and kick in within 24 hours of…

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Filed Under: Delta, Reward Programs
Delta A220 Watermark

Delta Pay With Miles: Everything You Need To Know

While Delta SkyMiles aren't my favorite mileage currency, one of the things I do appreciate about SkyMiles is that they have a higher "floor" value than American and United miles. That's to say that you can potentially "cash out" SkyMiles towards the…

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Filed Under: Delta, Reward Programs
Delta Watermark A330

Earning Delta Status With Credit Card Spending

Through October 30, 2019, we’re seeing some best-ever bonuses on the Delta American Express cards, including on the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card (review), Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card (review), and Delta Reserve® Credit Card (review). One…

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Filed Under: American Express, Delta
Delta 737 First Class – 1

Which Delta Million Miler Gift Should You Choose?

Most airlines offer some sort of lifetime status for especially loyal flyers, though the value of the status and the required tiers vary. Well, my dad just earned Million Miler status in the Delta SkyMiles program, and he has a rather interesting choice…

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Filed Under: Delta, Reward Programs
Korean Air A380

Redeem Delta Global Upgrades For International First Class

While there are many things that I'm not a fan of with Delta SkyMiles, I do appreciate that they've built a global network of airlines, and have gotten pretty good about offering reciprocal benefits when traveling with them or their partners. Rather…

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Filed Under: Delta, Korean Air
Delta 737 First Class – 1

My Airline Elite Status Conundrum

I can't believe we're just over a week away from the last quarter of the year. Where the heck did the summer go? As we enter the final quarter of the year I tend to think it makes sense to start considering your overall elite status qualification plans.…

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Filed Under: American, American AAdvantage
Delta A350 Business Class – 1

Extended: Amazing SkyMiles Deal With Delta Vacations

Of the "big three" US airline mileage currencies, I find Delta SkyMiles to be the least valuable. Delta seems to do just about everything they can to peg the value of a mile right at around a cent, with fewer and fewer opportunities to redeem them for…

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Filed Under: Award Sweet Spots, Delta
Delta Business Class A350 – 64

Free Delta SkyMiles For Seahawks Fans

For several years now Delta has been growing their presence in Seattle, and has been taking market share from Alaska Airlines. Seattle is a different market than most, in the sense that locals are fiercely loyal, and like giving business to companies…

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Filed Under: Delta, Free Miles/Points
Park Hyatt Siem Reap Restaurants 15

My 2019 Mid-Year Status Qualification Update

We're now over halfway into 2019 (I'd say "where has time gone?" but I feel like I'm always wondering that), so I wanted to provide an update on how 2019 is looking for me status-wise at the halfway point. At the very beginning of 2019 I wrote a post…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Alaska Mileage Plan
Delta Business Class 767 – 2

Flying Club Awards On Delta Get Even Better

I've written in the past about how redeeming Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles on Delta can be a spectacular value. The idea is that Delta SkyMiles has dynamic award pricing, and in many cases the award rates for travel on Delta can be outrageous, even…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta
Delta Business Class Watermark

Delta’s “Pay With Miles” Feature

While Delta SkyMiles aren't my favorite mileage currency, one of the things I do appreciate about SkyMiles is that they have a higher "floor" value than American and United miles. That's to say that you can potentially "cash out" SkyMiles towards the…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
Delta First Class – 1

Delta Now Lets You Reclaim Status After Major Life Event

Delta has just announced a new "Reclaim My Status" program, where SkyMiles Medallion members can reclaim their status after a major life event that impacts their travel. We've seen some other airlines introduce similar programs lately, though it typically…

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Filed Under: Delta, Reward Programs
A330 Delta One

Redeeming Virgin Atlantic Miles On Delta: An Amazing Value

Often you'll find that the best options for redeeming miles are using partner award charts. In other words, the airlines you often want to fly aren't the airlines with which you want to collect miles, and vice versa. There are tons of amazing arbitrage…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta
Delta Business Class 767 – 1

Delta Raises Business Class Award Costs To Europe

Delta SkyMiles doesn't publish award charts. The price you see online is the price you get. Their logic is that the shopping experience for award flights should be the same as the experience of booking a revenue flight, where you also have dynamic pricing.…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta
Delta First Class – 3

Delta Expands Basic Economy Awards To All US & Canada Flights

Over the past few years we’ve seen basic economy fares expanded greatly at the “big three” US carriers. Airlines market these as being lower fares that enable them to compete with ultra low cost carriers, though in reality they’ve used these to try and…

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Filed Under: Awards, Delta